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Mexico and Central America
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Mexico & Central America Ethnicities and Representation in U.S.
Mexican: West - California, Arizona, Colorado, South - Texas
El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
All over the US, 50% reside in California, Texas, Florida
Representation in the US - El Salvador 41%, Guatemala 28%, Honduras 16%
Mexico & Central America Religious Views
Roman Catholic: Majority of the U.S Hispanics are Catholic
425 million Catholics → nearly 40% of the world's total Catholic population
Pope Francis:"Francis Effect"
Positive influence for many of the U.S Hispanics, Pope Francis is from the Central American region of Argentina
Mexico and Central America Stereotypes
Crossed the border illegally, Uneducated, Dirty ("Bandito"), Women are maids, Men work manual labor jobs, Live in or come from poverty stricken areas, Steal our jobs in the U.S, In a gang, Drug dealers, Come from large families
Mexico and Central Americans In a Professional Setting
Be aware of cultural views: Pointing is considered disrespectful, Shake hands--starting with oldest person, Be careful when waving, Not addressing a person by first name, Stay calm when speaking, Silence is okay, Be aware of nodding, Personal distance is close
Africa (Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt) in the U.S.
Nigeria: Hausa-Fulani: 20% or more found in Atlanta, Chicago, and Houston; Igbo & Yoruba: Throughout the South
Ethiopia: Amhara: Washington DC; Oromo & Somalis: Minnesota
Egypt: Egyptian Americans: Currently New Jersey and New York but settlement patterns are changing
Africa Religious Views
Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Egypt each have their own specific religion but the people in each of these countries share the common religion of Christianity and Islam
Nigeria Religious Views
Hausa and Fulani: share the Islam religious views
The Igbo tradition: based on the belief that there is one creator, God, or also called Chineke or Chukwu. This community contains an equal split between Catholic and Protestant churches.
Yoruba: Ifa: Which entitles many different ceremonies and rituals used for personal protection, improving ones health, achieving goals, obtaining wisdom and knowledge, removing negative spirit energy, and more.
Ethiopia Religious Views
Oromo: Waaqa, Islam, and Christianity Religion
Amhara: the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and share the religion of Syrian Christianity
Solamli: Islam Religion
Egyptian Religious Views
Egyptians: Also share the religious views of Islam (Sunni Muslim), Coptic Christian, and other denominations.
Stereotypes in Africa
African Americans have AIDS" HIV/AIDS, "lack of civilization", Africans are generally assumed to an entire continent full of black people, all black Africans essentially look like West Africans, They all look alike: dark brown skin, flat noses, big lips and woolly hair. The women are fat, but that is how their men like them, war is constant and fought by young boys with machine guns, children are unwashed, half-naked, skin and bones for want of food
Stereotypes and their Effects
People associate what they've seen in the media with African Americans, leading to avoidance or discrimination against these ethnicities
The media has portrayed Africa as a country of ruffians, creating a stigma toward the people of African descent
Africa in a Professional Setting
Be acquainted with background of culture: beliefs, religion, history,holidays, clothing, etc.
Focus on strengths of individual and what they can bring to the profession
Respect for one another
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